Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium at Ruidoso Downs

Posted by Press Release on 10/10/2018

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—OCTOBER 9, 2018—It’s one of the New Mexico True highlights of the year this weekend with the 29th annual Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium (LCCS) at Ruidoso Downs running from Thursday through Sunday morning. 

"We’re honored to bring this wide-ranging family entertainment and education through the Cowboy Symposium," LCCS coordinator Sunny Hirschfeld said. "This year we will be emphasizing education about farm animals. This year’s entertainment is superb and we look forward to seeing our longtime friends and making new friends at the Cowboy Symposium." 

Entertainment is always a huge attraction at the Cowboy Symposium. This week, Lee Greenwood starts the entertainment on Thursday night. The memorable weekend of music continues with Sawyer Brown on Friday. Then Moe Bandy and the Floyd Domino Trio provide the Saturday evening entertainment. There is entertainment at various venues throughout the Symposium that is always popular. 

Some folks say they offer family entertainment. It really happens at the Cowboy Symposium. Entertainment for all ages is readily available. It includes cooking demonstrations, an always delightful kid’s rodeo and the internationally recognized Chuck Wagon Cookoff. 

The historic chuck wagons come from Tennessee to South Dakota. The wagons are authentic and the cowboys doing the cooking are also the real deal. Check out the wagons and talk to the cowboys. It’s another New Mexico True educational experience. It has been named the best chuck wagon contest in existence multiple times. When you see it, you will know why it has received such high honors. 

For folks who have been bitten by the "horse bug" or just like horses, be sure to see the Kerry Kuhn demonstrations on Saturday. He helps others become better communicators with horses and has held horsemanship demonstrations across the United States and Canada for more than 20 years. 

For complete information, including a schedule, go to cowboysymposium.org.

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